Lithuanian style fried carp | Dinner in under 30 min.

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This is the way Lithuanians would fry fish. Very simple, crispy fish. Usually in our house we would use carp, but you can choose any other fresh water fish and use the same method. It’s very tasty served hot or at room temperature.

Lithuanian style fried carp | Dinner in under 30 min.

Recipe by ZivileCourse: Main, SnackCuisine: Lithuanian


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  • ~ 3 lbs. whole carp, cleaned

  • 1 cup of flour

  • A good pinch of salt

  • Vegetable, flavorless oil for frying

Let’s make it

  • Clean the carp, remove and discard the head. Cut the fish it in approximately 2 cm thickness slices.
  • Place it in 1 gallon size zip lock bag, add flour, close tightly and shake it well to coat all the fish evenly.
  • Preheat generous amount of oil in a deep pan.
  • Cook carp on a medium high heat until it’s lightly browned.
  • Remove from the pan on a wire rack to prevent sogginess and sprinkle with a generous amount of coarse sea salt.
  • Serve it by it self or with your favorite salad.
  • Enjoy!

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